South Africa | Hard-Hitting Coal & Health Documentary Launched Online

BLISS_Poster(large) 610Award-winning South African documentary The Bliss of Ignorance officially launched online today, making it widely available for public access. The new film, produced in association with Healthy Energy Initiative’s South Africa partner, groundWork, and Friends of the Earth International, looks at the impact of South Africa’s energy policy — particularly the support for Eskom, the state’s energy utility’s reliance on coal-fired power stations — on public health. Set against the wider climate change debate, The Bliss of Ignorance highlights how the mining and burning of coal affects the environment, polluting air and valuable water resources in a water-scarce country. Read more and watch The Bliss of Ignorance

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